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0910 Halloween

  1. 1. Happy & Healthy Halloween © Copyright, 2009, PreventiCare® Publishing
  2. 2. A Scary Thought <ul><li>What could be scarier than a global epidemic of obese children? </li></ul><ul><li>How about a holiday that fills youngsters’ tummies with candy loaded with: </li></ul><ul><li>Hydrogenated oils </li></ul><ul><li>Trans fatty acids </li></ul><ul><li>White sugar </li></ul><ul><li>Empty calories </li></ul>© Copyright, 2009, PreventiCare® Publishing
  3. 3. Spooky Splurging <ul><li>Consuming candy in moderation is fine. </li></ul><ul><li>But keep spooky seasonal splurging under control. </li></ul><ul><li>Use Halloween to teach children to make smart food choices. </li></ul>© Copyright, 2009, PreventiCare® Publishing
  4. 4. The Chiropractic Lifestyle <ul><li>Chiropractors promote the chiropractic lifestyle, </li></ul>which focuses on preventing health problems. <ul><li>This lifestyle includes moderating intake of unhealthy snacks. </li></ul>© Copyright, 2009, PreventiCare® Publishing
  5. 5. Healthy Halloween Treat Options <ul><li>Antioxidant-rich dark chocolate </li></ul><ul><li>Organic fruit leather </li></ul><ul><li>Sunflower crisps </li></ul><ul><li>Pumpkin seeds </li></ul><ul><li>Small boxes of raisins or other dried fruit </li></ul><ul><li>Small toys or puzzles </li></ul>© Copyright, 2009, PreventiCare® Publishing
  6. 6. Controlling the Candy Fest <ul><li>Trade candy for “fun” points -- </li></ul>Accumulate points to earn fun outings with Mom & Dad. <ul><li>Encourage neighbors to hand out healthy treats. </li></ul><ul><li>Shorten Trick-or-Treat routes. </li></ul><ul><li>Set a limit of one candy per day. </li></ul>© Copyright, 2009, PreventiCare® Publishing
  7. 7. Parents: Self-Ration! <ul><li>Don’t stock up on candy weeks before Oct. 31. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose candy you’re not fond of. </li></ul>© Copyright, 2009, PreventiCare® Publishing
  8. 8. More Halloween Safety Tips <ul><li>Trim costumes with light-reflective tape. </li></ul><ul><li>Give each child a flashlight. </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid homes not well-lit from the outside. </li></ul><ul><li>Trade masks for non-toxic face paint. </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid props, such as swords, that could cause injury in a fall. </li></ul>© Copyright, 2009, PreventiCare® Publishing
  9. 9. Schedule an Appointment <ul><li>Halloween, with its emphasis on skeletons, is a good time to introduce your child to chiropractic! </li></ul><ul><li>It’s also a good time to teach your child about the role of nutrition in the chiropractic lifestyle. </li></ul>© Copyright, 2009, PreventiCare® Publishing
  10. 10. Pick Up a Copy of the “Happy and Healthy Halloween” OHU <ul><li>For more on this topic, please pick up a copy of the corresponding OHU handout. </li></ul><ul><li>Look to the OHU for citations to research on this topic. </li></ul><ul><li>Share the OHU handout with friends, family, co-workers, etc. Just let us know how many you need. </li></ul>© Copyright, 2009, PreventiCare® Publishing

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